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Income boost for farmers in Interim Budget: Who will be the beneficiaries & how much will it cost the exchequer?

Promise of a minimum income guarantee to the poor has revived discussions over providing Indians with Universal Basic Income

Income support for farmers announced in the Interim Budget and opposition Congress’ promise of a minimum income guarantee to the poor if voted to power has revived discussions over providing Indians with Universal Basic Income. 

Since neither the ruling NDA nor the Congress has proposed a truly universal scheme, who will be the beneficiaries and how much will it cost the exchequer? 


 

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(The writer is a Chennai-based journalist) 

(Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this column are that of the writer. The facts and opinions expressed here do not reflect the views of www.economictimes.com.)


 

 

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